Envisioning Health with Nadleh Whut’En
The Health Arts Research Centre is very excited to share about a recently developed partnership project with Dr. Terri Aldred, Indigenous Family Physician, and the northern BC community of Nadleh Whut’En. The “Envisioning Health with Nadleh Whut’En” project began in the spring of 2018 and will gather monthly over the coming year, employing arts, community- and strengths-based approaches to explore what optimal health and wellness means to community members of all ages. Evening gatherings include socializing around a meal and participating in individual and group expression through a variety of activities. Thus far we have created art and creative writing booklets, memory and/or treasure boxes, acrylic paintings on canvas, and life-size body tracing images. Activities and reflections are very much driven by community partners and participants and we are looking forward to experiencing and sharing about what this project brings in the future!